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Social activities on campus

We have a programme of free events and activities on campus from 12 September to 1 October to help you meet new people and get used to university life. Take a look at our draft programme below and check back before you arrive. You can just turn up to events on the day, or download our Brunel Welcome App to select the activities you're interested in.

Don't forget you also have a personalised programme of activities for your academic programme during Welcome Week - find out more here.

Sunday, 12 September 2021

5-8pm: Moving in and making friends

This is where it all begins. You're here and you're ready to mingle. So come down to John Crank Garden for free pizza and the chance to meet new people. 

10pm-3am: Moving in Party

It's the first club night of the academic year - come down to the Venue and get stuck into student life

Monday, 13 September 2021

10am-12pm: Brunch Club

What's the first rule of Brunch Club? Tell everyone about Brunch Club. It's in the Quad

10am-2pm: Residence Ambassadors' Corner

They'll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour. That's friends of course, but it also applies to your Residence Ambassadors. Find out what they do and how they can help you settle into your halls, while sipping tea and trying your hand at giant jenga (John Crank Garden)

10am-2pm: Minigolf

It's not The Masters, but if you want to pitch up to the Quad you can sink a few holes - and maybe make a competition of it

11am: Murder mystery-style scavenger hunt

Join your new housemates or friends in our fiendish scavenger hunt across campus - work together to win prizes and the respect of your peers (John Crank Garden)

5-6pm: Student Living induction

Meet the team on Teams - we'll be sending joining details to all students soon

10pm-3am: Monday Mixer - Battle of the Halls

Come along to the Venue and be ready to represent

Free Sports Centre Gym access

Get fit or continue your journey. Try our gym free of charge this week (13 - 19 Sept)! Our excellent team of qualified fitness instructors will be on hand to go through the range of membership options and answer your questions. You'll have to sign a Health Commitment Statement before training and please wear appropriate clothing. See you there!

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

10am-2pm: Residence Ambassadors' Corner

They're here again with the promise of free tea and jenga. But, seriously, they're the best people to know when you're starting out (John Crank Garden)

12-4pm: Arcade Day

Come along to John Crank Garden for some arcade fun

1-2pm: Yoga

Learn some stress-busting techniques at the Isambard Studio

2-4pm: Residents Tournament - ultimate frisbee

What's the Residents Tournament? It's an inter-halls sporting competition and it's taking place at the Sports Park

5-6pm: Student Living induction

Meet the team on Teams - we'll be sending joining details to students soon

9pm-1am: Karaoke Tuesday

You do it in the shower, so why not do it in front of a room full of strangers. Now's your time to shine (Loco's)

Free Sport Centre Gym access

Get fit or continue your journey. Try our gym free of charge this week (13 - 19 Sept)! Our excellent team of qualified fitness instructors will be on hand to go through the range of membership options and answer your questions. You'll have to sign a Health Commitment Statement before training and please wear appropriate clothing. See you there!

7pm: Online games night

So you don't fancy embarrassing yourself in front of potential new friends (see above)? This is for you - we're streaming at https://www.twitch.tv/brunelras 

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

10am-2pm: Residence Ambassadors' Corner

Nobody puts Residence Ambassadors in the corner (obscure 80s film reference). Well, they do actually. So come along and meet the team (John Crank Garden)

10am-2pm: Minigolf

Pick up a golf stick and wave it near a ball. It's probably how Tiger Woods started out

12pm: Meals in Minutes

It's beans on toast isn't it? Brunel chef Malcolm will be showing you some basic cooking skills in the John Crank marquee - come down (there's free food) or watch the stream

12-4pm: Mobile Climbing Wall

A useful skill to acquire if you live anywhere near a pack of wolves (John Crank Garden)

2-4pm: Residents Tournament - tag rugby

Who won last time? We don't remember, but the competition is fierce. It's an inter-halls sporting competition and it's taking place on the Sports Park

5-6pm: Student Living induction

Meet the team on Teams - we'll be sending joining details to students soon

7pm: Online games night

We're streaming at https://www.twitch.tv/brunelras 

10pm-3am: Launch of Juicy club night

Meet new people and have a good time at Brunel's brand new club night

Free Sport Centre Gym access

Get fit or continue your journey. Try our gym free of charge this week (13 - 19 Sept)! Our excellent team of qualified fitness instructors will be on hand to go through the range of membership options and answer your questions. You'll have to sign a Health Commitment Statement before training and please wear appropriate clothing. See you there!

Thursday, 16 September 2021

10am-2pm: Residence Ambassadors' Corner

Our tireless ambassadors are here to answer your questions - or just to say hi (John Crank Garden)

11am: Meet the Brunel Volunteers team

Learn about the many ways in which you can volunteer, meet new people and learn new skills to boost your CV. Click on https://bruneluniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pf-GurDMrH9IWx_vSF-ZGtheU_-qQ74iV and join using passcode: 6319307678

2-4pm: Residents Tournament - football

The battle continues. Who will come out on top in our inter-halls sporting competition (Sports Park)

5-6pm: Student Living induction

Meet the team on Teams - we'll be sending joining details to all students soon

7-10pm: Silent Disco

It looks kind of odd, but as long as you're enjoying yourself right? It's at John Crank Garden

7-10pm: Outdoor Cinema (Luca)

It's on a big screen outside on the Quad 

8pm: Quiz Night

Remember all those A-Levels you got? They might not help you here, but you can still test your general knowledge (Loco's)

10pm-3am: Bollywood Night

Our first themed night of the academic year - don't forget to dress up (Venue)

(TBC): Hotdog Eating Contest

Sounds messy (Loco's)

Free Sports Centre Gym access

Get fit or continue your journey. Try our gym free of charge this week (13 - 19 Sept)! Our excellent team of qualified fitness instructors will be on hand to go through the range of membership options and answer your questions. You'll have to sign a Health Commitment Statement before training and please wear appropriate clothing. See you there!

Friday, 17 September 2021

10am-2pm: Residence Ambassadors' Corner

You know the drill - your ambassadors know all about living at Brunel so come down to John Crank Garden and find out more

10am-2pm: Minigolf

Time to practice your putting on the Quad

12pm: Welcome BBQ for all

Come down to the Lecture Centre Marquee (behind the Lecture Centre) for free food

2-4pm: Residents Tournament - rounders

It's the big one, where heroes can be made (Sports Park)

5-6pm: Student Living induction

Meet the team on Teams - we'll be sending joining details to all students soon

10pm-3am: Mega Global

You made it through your first week and now it's time to let loose on the dancefloor. Join us at the Venue

Free Sports Centre Gym access

Get fit or continue your journey. Try our gym free of charge this week (13 - 19 Sept)! Our excellent team of qualified fitness instructors will be on hand to go through the range of membership options and answer your questions. You'll have to sign a Health Commitment Statement before training and please wear appropriate clothing. See you there!

Sunday, 19 September 2021

10pm-3am: Moving in Party

Welcome all the newbies at the second moving in party (Venue)

12pm: Games Day 

Fancy your chances at Teqball or partial to a bit of ping pong? Come down to John Crank Garden for these and more

Free Sports Centre Gym access

Get fit or continue your journey. Try our gym free of charge this week (13 - 19 Sept)! Our excellent team of qualified fitness instructors will be on hand to go through the range of membership options and answer your questions. You'll have to sign a Health Commitment Statement before training and please wear appropriate clothing. See you there!

Monday, 20 September 2021

Get a Covid jab on campus

Get a Covid jab at Brunel Medical Centre between 10am and 6pm. You don't need an appointment - just walk in.

10am-12pm: Brunch Club

Because you didn't make breakfast (Quad)

12-4pm: Zorb football 

Take part in all the action on the Quad

7pm: Roller Disco

Get your skates on (Netball Hall)

10pm-3am: Monday Mixer - UV Paint Party 

Bringing a splash of colour to a nightclub near you. You can join the party at the Venue on campus

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Get a Covid jab on campus

Get a Covid jab at Brunel Medical Centre between 10am and 6pm. You don't need an appointment - just walk in.

12-4pm: Skate Ramps

Get your skates on again (Quad)

1-3pm: Chinese walking tour of London 

Primarily for our Chinese students to take in the sights, sounds and smells of Spitalfields Market. We'll let you know how to sign up shortly

2-4pm: American Football pop-up

Join us on the Quad

7-10pm: Silent Disco

John Crank Garden

9pm-1am: Karaoke Tuesday

You've been told you have the voice of an angel, but we'll be the judge of that (Loco's)

10pm-3am: Bollywood Night 

Rock up to the Venue for our special themed night

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

12-4pm: Sports Day 

You've been in training all summer and now's your chance to achieve that personal best

6-7.30pm: Cocktail Class

Impress your friends with some quick and easy cocktails (Loco's)

10pm-3am: Juicy

It's Brunel's new club night and it's at the Venue

Thursday, 23 September 2021

(TBC): Chinese walking tour of London

Primarily for our Chinese students, come on a tour of Westminster - the stomping ground of many a political powerhouse. We'll let you know how to sign up shortly

1-4pm: Last Man Standing game/velcro football/darts 

We have something for everyone down at the Quad 

7-10pm: Outdoor Cinema (Black Widow)

Come and watch with friends on our big screen on the Quad

8pm: Quiz Night

Are you the smartest in your year? Well maybe just your halls then? Give it a go - you might surprise yourself (Loco's)

Friday, 24 September 2021

12-4pm: Escape Room

Join up with new friends for a challenging afternoon (John Crank Garden)

12-4pm: Laser Tag

Come to the Quad

10pm-3am: Mega Global 

You made it through the week and now it's time to let loose on the dancefloor. Join us at the Venue

Saturday, 25 September 2021

(TBC) Chinese Walking Tour of London 

Primarily for our Chinese students, come on a tour of St Paul's - home of that stunning cathedral. We'll let you know how to sign up shortly

Sunday, 26 September 2021

12pm: Games Day 

Partial to a bit of ping pong. Come down to John Crank Garden for this and more

10pm-3am: Moving in Party

You made it to Welcome Week! It starts with a party

Monday, 27 September 2021

(TBC): Pyramid Poster sale

Every student room needs a Scarface poster. You can find this and more in the Atrium

10am-12pm: Brunch Club

You've had breakfast, but you're not quite ready for lunch...(Quad)

10am-4pm: Board Games Cafe

Come along and enjoy the lovely atmosphere of the Meeting House and play some of your favourite board games, including Monopoly, Scrabble, Jenga, Trivial Pursuit, Connect Four and Chess. You can enjoy comfortable seating, free food and drinks, and a chance to meet our Chaplains

7-9pm: Wine and Cheese

Become accustomed to the finer things in life at John Crank Garden

10pm-3am: Monday Mixer - School Disco

And you thought you'd finally ditched your uniform - time to fish it out of the wardrobe for this themed night in the Venue

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

(TBC): Pyramid Poster Sale

You could probably cover an entire wall with eight (Atrium)

10am-4pm: Pebble Painting Cafe

Come to the Meeting House and have some fun decorating pebbles, all pebbles and materials will be supplied.  Feel free to get creative, or simply write a message for a loved one, a memory, a special quote, or an inspirational word.  These pebbles can be placed in our Reflections Garden, a project which is underway for next year, or you are welcome to take them home with you.  Feel free to drop in throughout the day

12-6pm: Freshers' Fair

Find out about your Student Union clubs and societies – which is a good match for you? (Sports Centre)

2pm: Active@Brunel 20min HITT Class

It's taking place on the Freshers' Fair stage

7-10pm: Silent Disco

John Crank Garden

9pm-1am: Karaoke Tuesday

Come along and sing your heart out at Loco's

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

10am-4pm: Board Games Cafe

Come along and enjoy the lovely atmosphere of the Meeting House and play some of your favourite board games, including Monopoly, Scrabble, Jenga, Trivial Pursuit, Connect Four and Chess. You can enjoy comfortable seating, free food and drinks, and a chance to meet our Chaplains

11am: Intro to Squat Racks

Find out more at Brunel Gym

12-12.30pm: Mindful Meditation

Based on breathing, relaxation techniques and positive affirmations

12-4pm: Sports Day

Get active on the Quad

2-3pm: Campus tour

Guided by one of our experienced student ambassadors, you’ll be able to view our campus, accommodation and teaching spaces. Please book ahead via the Brunel website

10pm-3am: Juicy - Officer's Party

Venue

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Free Gym access

Start or continue your fitness journey with free access to the gym on Thursday and Friday - join by end of October and get your gym joining fee of £15 waived. Check opening hours and rates. 

10am-4pm: Pebble Painting Cafe

Come to the Meeting House and have some fun decorating pebbles, all pebbles and materials will be supplied.  Feel free to get creative, or simply write a message for a loved one, a memory, a special quote, or an inspirational word.  These pebbles can be placed in our Reflections Garden, a project which is underway for next year, or you are welcome to take them home with you.  Feel free to drop in throughout the day

10.30-12pm: Support Services talk

An introduction to the services provided by the University to make the most of your studies. This talk includes: Student Services, ASK (Academic Writing and Study Skills), the READY Programme, Professional Development Centre (PDC), Brunel Students’ Union and the Writing Fellows. Https://brunelunive rsity.zoom.us/j/968 98502737. Use Meeting ID: 96898502737 and Passcode: 8946977787

12-4pm: Ball Pit and Surf Sim

It's ok to make a fool of yourself in front of your peers (John Crank Garden)

2pm: Intro to lifting

Find out more at Brunel Gym

3pm: Women-only Exercise Class

Find out more at Brunel Gym

3-4pm: Spiritual Wellbeing Book Club

Join Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski, our Anglican Chaplain and Interfaith Advisor, for this inclusive Spiritual Wellbeing Book Club. For more information and to get involved email piotr.ashwin-siejkowski@brunel.ac.uk 

7-10pm: Outdoor Cinema (Nobody)

Join your friends for the big screen experience in the Quad

8pm: Quiz Night

Test your knowledge at the famous Loco's quiz

Friday, 1 October 2021

12-4pm: Blow-up Assault Course

Take part in our tricky assault course on the Quad

12-4pm: Airbag Jump 

Welcome Week comes to a close with a chance to get active in John Crank Garden

3-4pm: Movie Club (online)

A virtual movie club where students can meet every Friday on Zoom to discuss a film they find inspiring and interesting. Every Friday, we will meet and agree a film to watch, and discuss the previous week’s film, using Netflix, Youtube or another online resource. This is an opportunity to watch movies from various countries and in different languages. For more information and to get involved email piotr.ashwin-siejkowski@brunel.ac.uk

Free Gym access

Start or continue your fitness journey with free access to the gym on Thursday and Friday - join by end of October and get your gym joining fee of £15 waived. Check opening hours and rates. 

10pm-3am: Mega Global (Charlie Hedges)

Our end of week party at the Venue

Saturday, 2 October 2021

10pm-3am: Volunteer's Party

Join the team for this special event at the Venue